Saturday, September 20, 2014

Meetings of panel on renaissance dam starts in Ethiopia on Saturday

Egyptian, Ethiopian and Sudanese delegations will take part in the committee meetings that will start on Saturday to resume negotiations over Ethiopia's renaissance dam crisis.
Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi along with his accompanying delegation headed to Ethiopia on Friday to take part in meetings.
In exclusive statements to Al-Ahram newspaper, Moghazi said that his visit to Ethiopia would turn a new leaf in coordination and cooperation between the two countries.
In another context, Moghazi noted that Egypt has sent an official message to the Ethiopian Water and Electricity Ministry to make the Egyptian side get acquainted with the details of the new dam, which would be established on Baro Akobo River.
The Egyptian delegation will make an exploratory tour of the site of the renaissance dam on Sunday, upon an invitation from the Ethiopian water and electricity ministry.
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan formed a tripartite technical committee last year to study the possible effects of Ethiopia's dam.